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JFK to TLV:
4/6: Yehoshua2 +1, TrueCaller, peshzen, Hockeynut123, belzagripas, Samy1716, brooklyndan (9 people - 1 male)
4/20: greatdeals (total of 6 people), cyginsberg
4/27: israel11219
5/11: shmaltz, danthecan (family of 8 - only 1 counts for minyan)
5/18: DoB, shmuel2004
5/25: ConfusionisKey (2 people)
6/22: Dovdovmoneytree (with 2 teenage daughters), Issac Karahod (family of 8 )
6/29: @mike
8/10: YJ1M8F
8/17: Rivkao (family of 8 ), fisher (family of 4)
9/1 : @yonah's son - 1
9/21: Danfan+ (family of 7), Shvitzer (family of 6)
10/5: pcgeek (2 ppl)

TLV to JFK:
4/19: Yehoshua2 +1, Hockeynut123, belzagripas, Samy1716, brooklyndan (9 people - 1 male)
4/22: TrueCaller, peshzen
4/29: greatdeals, (total of 6 people) cyginsberg
5/10: israel11219, alizab613
5/17: shmaltz, danthecan (family of 8 - only 1 counts for minyan)
5/31: Shmuel2004
6/3: DoB
6/10: ConfusionisKey (2 people)
7/8: Issac Karahod (family of 8 )
7/12: @mike
7/15: Dovdovmoneytree (with 2 teenage daughters)
8/23: YJ1M8F
8/24: fisher (family of 4)
9/6: Rivkao (family of 8 )
10/14: jbla (family of 5), Danfan+ (family of 7 ), shulemw (family of 8 ), Shvitzer (family of 6)
10/18: pcgeek (2 ppl)
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Welcome to Serbia!
 
Serbia is a safe country, Belgrade is a safe city. The Serbs love Jews, and there is no anti-Semitism. You can walk around the street with a kippa without fear. As in all cities, just beware of pickpockets who can try to take money without you noticing.

Transportation to the city
Private driver:
Reliable English-speaking driver: Mr. Aleks.
Phone number / Whatsapp: + 381-693571234

You have to coordinate with him in advance.

Prices For each direction:
4- car seat: $ 25
7- car seat: $ 40
You can pay him in US dollars.

Taxi:
It is recommended to take a taxi from the airport. the estimated cost for each direction is $18 but you can only pay in local currency – Serbian Dinar. You can convert dollars to local currency at the airport. The conversion rate at the airport is high so it is advisable to convert only the necessary amount for a taxi and to convert the rest in the city. There is a money change location in every corner of the city.

Pay attention! You should only take a taxi from the official station where there is a large taxi sign at the airport. local drivers will offer you a taxi please don’t go with them as they will charge you an excessive price. Again, just go to the official station!

Accommodation
You can feel secure with any hotel on Booking.com or Airbnb.

Chabad apartment:
You can rent our beautiful newly renovated apartment in Chabad House. There are only 2 rooms and each room has 2 beds. Its suitable for a maximum of 4 people. Price for one room: 40 Euro. Price for 2 rooms 80 Euro. For more information and reservations click on this link.

For recommended hotels in the city center close to the Chabad House please click here.

Kosher food:
Please note! Belgrade has no kosher restaurant or shop. even if Google redirects you to “kosher restaurants”, they are not kosher at all!!!
Chabad provides kosher dinners at 7:30pm by reservations only. Please send requests within 2 weeks of your visit. For information and pre-order click here.
Breakfast and lunch can be ordered for groups of 10 or more by sending a request within 2 weeks of your visit.

Minyanim:
Usually there is no Minyan on weekdays, but sometimes when there is a group of guests we make a minyan at the Chabad House for Mincha and Arvit.

We recommend that you send us a message two days in advance to see if there is a chance for a Minyan. Also, if you see a lot of Jews on your flight, you can arrange with them and schedule a prayer time at the Chabad House.

Tour guides:
Belgrade is a beautiful and interesting city with a fascinating Jewish history. there are many Jewish tour guides in Belgrade who will be happy to take you on a tour.

Here is a list of recommended Jewish tour guides.
Mr. Yoel Simhony – Phone Number +381-60-550-7150. E-mail: office@noatours-serbia.com
Mr. Amnon Glid – Phone Number +381-69-715-517. E-mail: agl988@yahoo.com
Mr. Aleksander Benvenisty – Phone/Whatsapp Number +972-52-331-8689. E-mail: benva@yahoo.com
Mr. Yair Arama – Phone Number +381-69-269-3388. E-mail: its.yair@gmail.com
You can always reach us by email: info@chabad.rs

Kol tuv and Welcome,

Chabad of Serbia


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Air Serbia NYC-TLV, Add Your Name To The Wiki For Minyan/Trips!
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:39:04 AM »
Hi all,

I am pretty new to the forums, but myself and many others booked tickets through this great deal, we started a whatsapp group but as advised by Dan to protect against scammers I am opening this discussion.

IF YOU GOT TICKETS OR FLEW WITH AIR SERBIA IN THE PAST, PLEASE SHARE SUGGESTIONS,  EXPERIENCES, OR IDEAS, FOR THE SERBIA FLIGHT OR STOP.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 02:20:18 AM »
I booked 4/6–4/19

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 09:35:54 AM »
I booked April 20-29

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 10:16:41 AM »
So what are everyone's plans for the stopover?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 10:20:24 AM »
I booked 4/20 - 4/26, I have a 21 hr stop on the 26th.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 05:39:41 PM »
@Dan
Any chance of it opening for the end of June?

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 09:01:37 PM »
I sent a message to Chabad to ask if they can provide a meal on Sunday night Apr. 19. And for advice of jewish sites to visit in or near Belgrade.
I told them to post here or email me.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 09:58:08 PM »
i booked April/27-May/10 where could i get a good deal for car rental for the day?.. i would be interested traveling in Serbia and Hungary @ grave sites...

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 10:23:00 PM »
Anyone been here before??

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 11:23:17 AM »
I booked april 20-29. I'd be happy to get together with others (hotel, activities, minyanim etc.) who are on the same return flight.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 05:09:51 PM »
did this a few years ago. You can take a "coach" bus or the local 72 bus to the city center. I ended up taking the local bus as it was cheaper and it didn't really take so long. The only thing you have to do is make sure you look at a map before to know where to get off. Be sure to check the last departure of this bus to get back to the airport if your flight is early morning.

There is actually a kosher restaurant near one of the stops (easy google) and if you look up things to do in Belgrade, most of them are easily walkable from city center. There is also a tram/streetcar but I didn't use it. Not such an exciting place, but I was also there late at night so it might change things.

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 05:18:59 PM »
per request:
I was there a while ago (~8-9 years?) sounds like some of the more recent travelers are ahead of me already
If there's something I can contribute, tag me
If you're in touch with Rabbi Kaminetzky, that's probably the best I can tell you.
with <24 hr stopover i think you're sticking to belgrade specifically.

ETA: 5 min on google brought up this: https://chabad.rs/kosher-food/
also:
There is actually a kosher restaurant near one of the stops (easy google)
what can you tell us about the kashrus of this place?
(is it this place? if yes note the comment. In any case it predates my visit. but the local chabad should be able to tell you the status of it)
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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 07:45:22 PM »
Anyone know how to get the free hotel?

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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 08:40:11 PM »
And do they have KSMLs?

Eta - seems to cost $26/pp for the 4 flights.
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Re: Air Serbia NYC-TLV
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 09:22:03 AM »
I think it is free on the longer flights